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Israel - Major Natural Gas Producer? Not Yet

Nov 20, 2011 at 10:23 | John Daly

The year 2011 has proved a mixed blessing for Israel’s energy industry. On the down side, on 10 November Egypt’s Oil Ministry said that Egypt's $500 million East Mediterranean Gas…

Kazakhstan Now World's Largest Uranium Miner

Nov 20, 2011 at 10:21 | John Daly

Kazakhstan’s international energy image is now that of one of the world’s rising oil exporters, an extraordinary feat given that, two decades ago its hydrocarbon output was beyond insignificant when…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of November 21, 2011

Nov 20, 2011 at 10:07 | FX Empire

January Natural Gas futures finished lower for the week despite news from the U.S. Energy Information Administration that natural gas inventories rose less-than-expected last week. The move to 3.463 put…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of November 21, 2011

Nov 20, 2011 at 09:42 | FX Empire

January Crude Oil futures succumbed to selling pressure last week, reaching a high at $103.37 and forming a closing price reversal top. Once confirmed, this pattern often leads to a…

Decoupling GDP Growth and Energy Growth - Is it possible?

Nov 17, 2011 at 16:50 | Gail Tverberg

In recent years, we have heard statements indicating that it is possible to decouple GDP growth from energy growth. I have been looking at the relationship between world GDP and…

Government's Vital Role in Energy Innovation

Nov 17, 2011 at 16:38 | Breakthrough Institute

In the wake of Solyndra's failure, pundits have latched on to a simple, compelling narrative: government can't do energy right. From synfuels to solar panels to "clean coal" (written, inevitably,…

Brazil to Join the Battle for Africa's Energy Riches

Nov 16, 2011 at 17:22 | John Daly

In October Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made a state visit to Africa, consisting of South Africa, Mozambique and Angola. Quick – what was President Roussef’s insider edge in Mozambique and…

Solving the Energy Storage Problem

Nov 16, 2011 at 17:04 | Tom Murphy

If we adopt solar and wind as major components of our energy infrastructure as we are weaned from fossil fuels, we have to solve the energy storage problem in a…

Why Krugman's Argument Against Fossil Fuels Fails Economics 101

Nov 15, 2011 at 17:00 | MasterResource

Opponents of fossil fuels have long championed solar power and wind power as replacements. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that solar and wind can provide the cheap, plentiful, reliable energy…

Conflict Rising in Iraq Over Oil Contracts and Revenues

Nov 15, 2011 at 16:58 | John Daly

In a development that surprises no-one except armchair analysts, trouble is brewing in Iraq over the sharing of oil revenues between Iraq’s largely autonomous Kurdish region and the central authorities…

Europe and China's Shale Gas Potential

Nov 15, 2011 at 16:49 | Stuart Burns

Two countries have significant reserves: Poland, at an EIA-estimated 187 trillion cubic feet; and France, at 180 trillion cubic feet; both have enough to make them gas independent for decades,…

China's Energy Investments on a Global Roll, Now Include Brazil

Nov 14, 2011 at 17:49 | John Daly

China, flush with cash, is on a global search to acquire any and all overseas energy assets. China Petrochemical Corp., known more familiarly as the Sinopec Group, Asia's biggest refiner,…

South Korea and Kazakhstan Deepen Energy Ties

Nov 14, 2011 at 16:53 | John Daly

Since the December 1991 collapse of the USSR, one of the most exciting developments for the international energy community has been the rise of oil exports from the Caspian region.…

Mr President - It's Time to Make a Decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline

Nov 14, 2011 at 16:45 | Robert Rapier

When I worked in Scotland, one of my managers was a wise Englishman named Graham Walker. As with many people whose paths I have crossed in my life, some nuggets…

The Top Ten Causes of Toxic Pollution

Nov 14, 2011 at 16:32 | Energy Digital

A study addresses toxic industrial pollution around the world and its impacts on health. A report released this week by the Blacksmith Institute reveals the major causes of toxic pollution…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of November 14, 2011

Nov 14, 2011 at 07:55 | FX Empire

January Crude Oil finished sharply higher for the week, settling well above a key 50% support at $95.29, but below 61.8% resistance at $99.99. Additional Gann angle support is at…

Why we Need to Change the Way we Assess Fuel Supplies

Nov 14, 2011 at 07:39 | Stuart Burns

Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is fierce in some quarters, led by environmentalists implacably opposed to the venture on the grounds that it will encourage further development of Canadian…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of November 14, 2011

Nov 14, 2011 at 07:36 | FX Empire

Natural gas futures continued to fall on the weekly chart. Last week the January contract took out three week’s worth of bottoms to set another contract low. The break in…

Rowe, Philosopher-CEO, Retiring

Nov 13, 2011 at 11:04 | Llewellyn King

One of America's leading energy executives is retiring. John Rowe, a revered figure in the electric utility industry in particular, and energy circles in general, brought history and philosophy to…

IEA Report Calls for Governments to Embrace Nuclear Power

Nov 10, 2011 at 18:43 | John Daly

The good news is that on 8 November the International Energy Agency released its 2011 “World Energy Outlook.” While it will cheer nuclear advocates, overall the report makes for grim…

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